Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
In this modernized retelling of the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll's theory that man is composed of both good and evil natures drives him to develop a drug that he hopes will allow those natures to be separated. Tired of being continually ignored while the doctor devotes all his attention to his work, Bernice Lanyon, Jekyll's fiancée, breaks their engagement and intends to marry Danvers Carew instead. After testing the drug on himself, the dominate half of Jekyll prevails, the evil Edward Hyde. Jekyll is unable to prevent his other nature from plotting revenge against Bernice and Carew.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Pioneer, 1920)
Starring: Sheldon Lewis - See complete cast and crew
Length: 56 minutes
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Thanhouser, 1912)
James Cruze plays the dual role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this 1912 Thanhouser short - one of the earliest surviving adaptations of Stevenson's story.
Starring: James Cruze - See complete cast and crew
Length: 10 minutes
Both the feature and bonus short have original, scene-specific piano scores compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.
66 minutes total - 1.33:1 original aspect ratio - Stereo sound - NTSC - All regions